Sunday, May 23, 2010

Rome and Waltz place seventh & eighth at Shanghai Diamond League meet; Patterson launches javelin to new stadium record in Tuscon...

Marysville-Pilchuck HS graduate and 2009 world championships finalist Jarred Rome (left/photo by Paul Merca) finished seventh in the discus at the second stop of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai Sunday.

Rome, a 2004 US Olympian currently based at the Olympic training center in Chula Vista, threw the discus 203-6 (62.04m). His training partner, fellow Olympian and WSU graduate Ian Waltz, finished eighth with a throw of 200-10 (61.21m).

Meanwhile, in two domestic meets that finished late Saturday, Skyview HS/Vancouver grad and two-time reigning national javelin champion Kara Patterson broke her own stadium record set two days earlier to win the javelin to conclude the two-day Arizona Elite Throwers meet in Tuscon.

Patterson, a 2008 Olympian and world championships competitor last year, launched the spear 202-7 (61.75m) on her very first attempt.

In other events at the Arizona Elite Throwers meet, former Washington Husky Aretha Thurmond finished third in the women's discus with a mark of 203-4 (61.98m) for the three-time US Olympian.

In the men's discus, Club Northwest's Will Conwell finished fourth, as the Washington graduate threw 201-0 (61.28m). WSU graduate Drew Ulrick finished eighth with a throw of 192-8 (58.72m).

At the USATF Occidental High Performance meet held at Occidental College outside of Los Angeles, 2009 world championships team member Ryan Brown finished third in his section of the 800 meters, running 1:48.26.

Results from the Shanghai Diamond League meet can be accessed here.

The results from the Arizona Elite Throwers meet are available here, while the results from the USATF Occidental High Performance meet are available here.

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